Bobby Canaday has been creating with his hands forever. From playing guitar in a band as a teenager to working as a professional photographer shooting music and fashion, he has continually worked to capture beauty in a variety of forms. For the past 16 years, Bobby has applied his artistic skill to the craft of hair. He has a penchant for men’s grooming and traditional barbering, but has just as much skill with women’s haircuts and strives to maintain the hair’s integrity. Still passionate about music, photography, and art, Bobby finds inspiration in nature and loves being outdoors, hiking, and camping.
Drew Canaday brings more than a decade of experience to her role as Dedication Salon coordinator. Specializing in event and bridal styling, as well as editorial work, she takes inspiration from her love for nature and classic Hollywood. With a love for outdoor activities, traveling, and writing, Drew enjoys finding ways to incorporate her off-duty passions into the art of her craft. Whether offering a modern interpretation of a classic style or creating a completely new look influenced by the organic and complex shapes of the natural world, Drew continually strives for progression and excellence.
From styling for New York Fashion Week to training her lovable Boston Terriers, Lindsey LaBrecque strives to follow her dreams and make magic happen. Inspired by the iconic Vidal Sassoon, celebrity styles, and her co-workers, she loves precise, feminine cuts and better-than-natural color found on the likes of Sienna Miller, Kate Hudson and The Kardashians. An expert at color and hair extensions, Lindsey’s living her dream making hair wishes come true for her clients.
Originally a graphic design major, Chelsee Husk has an appreciation for precision styling that borders on perfectionism. Her own hair is done with such skill, she occasionally gets asked if she’s wearing a wig; which is how she transitioned from graphic design to hairstyling. While in school, she worked as a salon receptionist. The salon’s stylists were so impressed with her DIY hair, they encouraged her to make it a career - so she did. Today, she specializes in chemical services, like Brazilian Blowouts, and loves doing color and dry cuts. Ironically, the girl who’s been doing hair even before she got her license, owns two hairless Sphynx cats named Lux and Grim.
Well-connected in the New York City fashion scene, Joe has a story or two from his life living and working in the city. With more than 25 years in the hair industry, he continues to be inspired by fashion’s continuous progress and such icons as Tom Ford, Anna Wintour, and Marc Jacobs. When he’s not perfecting a client’s color or style, he’s either traveling, working to support animal rights, or attending hair seminars and staying up on the latest trends in color and cutting technique.
Tiffany Dreyer was drawn to the creative aspect of the hair industry. Inspired by her fellow stylists, she finds her career choice is like talking to friends while making a living. While she loves everything about hair, she has a special appreciation for color, the Balayage technique in particular. Beyond her work as a hairstylist, Tiffany is a world traveler, soccer player, cook, and baker, and hopes to experience all of the world’s different cultures.
NICOLE K. SHAFER
With a passion for adventure, travel, exploration, and a great pair of scissors, Nicole K. Shafer's evolution to stylist was a natural progression. From the age of 14 (the age of 5 if you count the ambush trims she gave herself, mom, friends, and phone cord), she loved to cut hair. She's an OC native who began her career here at 19, then moved to Chicago at 21 to continue her hairstyling career. Having returned to Orange County, Nicole is using her well-honed skills to color, cut and style. Taking inspiration from the world around her, Nicole loves to work with talented people who help her to push her skills farther; and travel to foreign destinations that help her to expand her understanding of the world.
From the moment she started going to salons with her mom, Jessica knew she had discovered her tribe. Now, with more than six years in the industry, she is as passionate as ever, continuing her hair education by going to hair shows and taking color technique classes in her free time. When she’s not doing something having to do with hair, she can be found in the gym or outdoors. Inspired by successful stylists and her co-workers, Jessica’s specialties are balayage, long hair cutting, hair extensions, and creative coloring.
A woman of many contrasts, Sydnee has been interested in hair since her first salon experience in the 5th grade. Starting cosmetology school as a senior in high school, she has a wealth of experience and is a very well-rounded stylist . Yet, even with her many cutting techniques, she loves the end result and instant gratification of extensions. With an appreciation for beachy waves, Beyoncé, Black Sabbath, brunching, and travel, when she’s not at work Sydnee can be found watching live music, working out, eating healthy, or jet-setting on a new adventure.
With more than a decade in the industry, Emma takes inspiration from the spectrum of her life. Finding influence from the color palates of nature and trendsetters like her mom, David Bowie, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Neil Gaiman, her love for art and fashion, along with a natural ability, led her to doing hair. Favorite celebrity hairstyles include Bernadette Peters, Juliette Lewis, and Stevie Knicks. And, when she’s not styling or doing creative color, she can be found indulging in other pursuits such as sewing, embroidery, hiking, camping, motorcycle adventuring, and mountain biking.
Today, Shay’s an advanced educator with Toni & Guy, but she’s been cutting and coloring hair, doing make-up for as long as she can remember. Practicing on cousins as a little girl, she made her way to cosmetology school after a stint considering a degree in psychology. Passionate about fixing things that aren’t working for her clients’ hair, she’s maintained her desire to help people’s mental health her own way: with scissors and skill. Exceptionally strong in technical haircuts, Shay utilizes her expertise to teach stylists in the craft as well as perfect her own client’s hair. Inspired by music, art, fashion, and talented peers, she loves learning new things from different hairdressers. She’s a mom to an amazing daughter, a yogi, and artist, and still waiting for Eddie Vedder to propose.
With a desire to make others feel beautiful and confident, Cassie found the ideal career in the hair industry. Her love for feminine, classic beauty found in the likes of Veronica Lake and Brigitte Bardot, has developed into a keen appreciation for the evolution of cut and style through the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Specializing in the enhancement of natural hair colors and textures with a love for balayage and highlighting, Cassie also has an expertise for bobs and shorter, precision style haircuts. When she’s not beautifying her clients, Cassie’s spending time with family and friends, seeing live music, or challenging herself with new recipes in the kitchen.
Luis is a well-rounded stylist inspired by good old fashioned rock and roll and the classic, cool style of Elvis and James Dean. A former touring musician, traveling throughout North America, Europe, and Japan, he found a natural progression and creative outlet in the artistic craft of hair. Always interested in hair, he’s enjoyed blending a passion for music, fashion, and pop culture into his career as a hair stylist specializing in men’s hairstyling. When he’s not behind the chair, Luis loves to be outdoors cycling, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.